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Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines...

June 20, 2019

Doctoral Student Reviews Dietary Guidelines for Actor’s Foundation

When Christine Ferguson was a UA freshman, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Now she's pursuing a doctorate at UA and is fascinated by the role nutrition plays...

June 6, 2019

CCN Receives Grant to Counter Opioid Abuse in Walker County

The Capstone Rural Health Center recently received the state of Alabama’s only grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to increase access to substance abuse prevention...

May 30, 2019

UA-Led Clinical Trial Finds No Difference in Tinnitus Treatments

A long-awaited, rigorous, randomized clinical trial comparing treatments for tinnitus, a perception of ringing in the ears, found no significant difference in patient outcomes between an innovative treatment and the current standard treatment.

May 28, 2019

Better With Them

UA researchers are part of nationwide study to identify veterans struggling with suicidal thoughts.

May 20, 2019

Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.

May 9, 2019

What You Need to Know About Measles

The recent outbreak of measles in several parts of the nation has brought the once thought to be eliminated virus to the forefront of media and everyday conversation.

May 6, 2019

Yes, A Box Encourages a Child’s Imagination, Research Confirms

Researchers conclude that children’s play spaces can benefit from the inclusion of generic objects with few details as tools to promote object substitution and creative play.

May 1, 2019

Three Students, Six Degrees, One Company

STEM pah to MBA students

A trio of students formed Ortho Screws, a start-up company based on a sensor designed to alert patients and health providers if orthopedic screws are loosening.

April 24, 2019

UA Researchers Look to Extend Shelf Life of Nutritious Vegetables

While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama and the University of West Alabama aim to help microgreens, young and tender vegetables packed with flavor and nutrition, extend their freshness...

April 16, 2019

Researchers Uncover Critical Insights into Bacterial Immune Systems

Researchers at The University of Alabama discovered how a common skin bacteria wards off viruses by leveraging cellular processes normally not considered part of any immune system. This discovery constitutes another milestone in understanding...

April 4, 2019

A Step Forward

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become...

March 28, 2019

UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

Nearly 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 27.

March 22, 2019

Searching for More Answers

Jessica Bentley's experience with celiac disease helped her discover research opportunities that led to a published paper.

March 18, 2019

In UA Research, Tiny Worm Mimics Key Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at The University of Alabama have shown a tiny worm can replicate genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, expanding the breadth of preclinical models for the disease.

February 18, 2019